fedora on a flash drive

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Tue Mar 8 00:18:10 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 03:23:24PM -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> I've actually seen quite a few appliances that are really custom-built
> PCs running Linux and using normal HDDs. I just wonder what they're
> doing to assure it won't get stuck in fsck, or worse, if the power
> fails.

The Equiinet Netpilot just uses ext3 but with the bootstrap partition arranged
to contain only read-only content so that it is very unlikely that it will
fail to fsck. Ext3 with data-logging enabled and disk write cache off is
very reliable.

> Speaking of which, what's the "official" Fedora way :-) to tell fsck to
> just go ahead fix the disk and don't ask anything?

Add "-y" 8)

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